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From "Gavin McDonald" <ga...@16degrees.com.au>
Subject RE: [Buildbot] does not seem to preserve downloads
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2011 08:26:17 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: sebb [mailto:sebbaz@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, 5 December 2011 4:50 AM
> To: builds@apache.org
> Subject: [Buildbot] does not seem to preserve downloads
> 
> The JMeter build downloads all its external dependencies.
> 
> This is expensive, so they are normally kept between builds.
> 
> Buildbot seems to keep clearing out the downloaded files.

Yeah, 99.99% of all our builds run in 'clobber' mode - that is the whole
build
directory gets deleted and a fresh 'svn co' is performed.

See  r799926 where I changed from 'clobber' to 'update' . This mode will not
delete the build dir and will only perform a 'svn up'. On occasion builds
can
get dirty and may  need a cleanout once in a while, please keep an eye out
if that is required.

A third method is 'copy' mode. That is, the build dir does not get
clobbered, but a 
fresh checkout of the svn tree is performed into a neutral directory. We can
try
this method later down the road of the other proves troublesome.

Gav...



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